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This post could only have been written by someone with precious little firsthand experience of the city.

Chicago is an unforgettable cosmopolitan capital of culture.

Perhaps you're thinking of Detroit?

She's (davidm) just jealous & all up in arms bcuz no one here, besides her little nasty gnaty self, won't hold Minneapolis on some sort of grand Olympic pedestal. Ever since this nasty, teenage adolescent arrived here a couple of years ago, she has been nothing but a complete waste of time. N insulting several people, like she's done in this thread & countless others, bcuz no one here wants to hear about that frozen tundra that little no good high school girl calls her hometown.

She obviously knows nothing about what's discussed here & is simply bitter bcuz plain-jane Minneapolis will only ever aspire to the Superbowl that they hosted 20 years ago & the RNC a few years back, & that gets her smelly panties all in a bind. We should all just finally ignore her b!tchy diatribe, & maybe perhaps she'll finally just buzz off, or gets sprayed with some Raid!

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Why is it that those of you that love to put down certain American cities like you and that little girl FYI, never have the balls to show in your moniker just what city you are from? You hide behind "USA".

Pot calling kettle black - your moniker doesn't even indicate your country

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Sorry but Chicago is nothing but a big, boring industrial city. I was in France a few years ago and got blank looks from the people there when I mentioned Chicago. Sorry...Chicago hosting the Olympics is like Archie Bunker driving a Jaguar.

Yeah, N even MORE blank looks when u mentioned that frozen tundra of the Twin Cities. Stop being such a pesty, bitter troll cuz all Minneapolis is known for is an oversized mall & the Mary Tyler Moore show, if that much. Even Toronto would make a more, suitable host than that Plain Jane town of yours.

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Yeah, N even MORE blank looks when u mentioned that frozen tundra of the Twin Cities. Stop being such a pesty, bitter troll cuz all Minneapolis is known for is an oversized mall & the Mary Tyler Moore show, if that much. Even Toronto would make a more, suitable host than that Plain Jane town of yours.

STFU what do u mean Even Toronto would make more of a suitable host. Toronto would be a better host then most if not any American city.

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You know exactly what's that for. N now you're generalizing with that last post. You're almost as bad as that gnat that comes in here. New York or Toronto. Which would the IOC chose. That one is a no brainer.

That is not a no-brainer, technically Toronto is better. But anything else is up for grabs. Toronto is the same city that beat Paris in 2008. And I have no clue what its for. Your worse then anyone here with your stupid silly remarks. That is why more users have you on the ignore list then anyone here. That list has just gone up by one.

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Yeah, like technicality wins u the Olympics. N like I said before, the only reason Y Toronto "beat" Paris for 2008 is simply bcuz Athens was hosting 2004 & & Beijing was in the picture. NOTHING more to read into that one like "Toronto beat out Paris".

N please, get our your fu@king self already. You're another one that's a waste, just like that gnat david. How many fights have you gotten into here the mere year that you've been on here? Danny, & how many countless others?

N the only reason u think that my remarks R "stupid & silly" is simply bcuz I'm not on the Toronto bandwagon. You have these similar fits with Athensfan cuz he's not onboard either. Which I don't get really, cuz u've even said that u prefer the Winter Olympics anyway, N yes, u know what it was exactly for.

N like I give a crap who's got me on their ignore list. Like you're such a gem of information TBW. Get over yourself already, N good riddance then.

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If I may say something here...

I think Toronto would do very well as an Olympics host. I actually thought (politics aside) they had a decent shot at beating Beijing. But, that's life.

Here's my problem: if push comes to shove and it's Chicago va. Toronto, I have to side with Chicago. It's nothing personal, it's just my city, my dream to see the Games there. That being said, I'd be the first to shake hands and wish Toronto well if they win. I would hope the same respect and curtosey would be shown if Chicago would beat Toronto. Truth is, the bid plans and shockingly similar and I think either city would convey the same atmosphere of undiscovered gems in North America.

Both cities COULD host. Only one CAN host.

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If I may say something here...

I think Toronto would do very well as an Olympics host. I actually thought (politics aside) they had a decent shot at beating Beijing. But, that's life.

Here's my problem: if push comes to shove and it's Chicago va. Toronto, I have to side with Chicago. It's nothing personal, it's just my city, my dream to see the Games there. That being said, I'd be the first to shake hands and wish Toronto well if they win. I would hope the same respect and curtosey would be shown if Chicago would beat Toronto. Truth is, the bid plans and shockingly similar and I think either city would convey the same atmosphere of undiscovered gems in North America.

Both cities COULD host. Only one CAN host.

If its either city bidding by themselves I'd support them. I was a Chicago supporter in 2016. But like you only can be cheered on come if both choose to bid.

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Canada just hosted the last Winter Games. The US just gave in to the IOC's ridiculous $$ demands in June and still came off #1 in London 2012 medals. That sequence of events doesn't look to me like a Canadian city would be moving up to the front of a Summer hosting list any time soon.

You don't know that. Toronto finished second behind Beijing for 2008, so one assumes the bid is a good one. In practicality, we won't know until a US city (New York, LA, Chicago) goes head to head with Toronto. Then we can judge what the bidding cycle may look like.

As I said, I'm a firm supporter of Chicago, but I want a fair fight and if that means Toronto gets in and could potentially beat Chicago, so be it. At least we would lose to a worthy competitor.

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It has nothing to do whether a Toronto bid is good or not. That had no bearing whatsoever with them finishing a DISTANT second place after Beijing for 2008.

Just like Paris finishing right behind London for 2012 would have no bearing on a future French bid.

As usual, It would all come down to who's in the running of a particular race N how the geopolitics would affect their candadicy.

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Canada just hosted the last Winter Games. The US just gave in to the IOC's ridiculous $$ demands in June and still came off #1 in London 2012 medals. That sequence of events doesn't look to me like a Canadian city would be moving up to the front of a Summer hosting list any time soon.

Winter shouldn't affect Summer. The USA hosted the worst Summer games of recent memory in 96 and wants the next games in NA? In 2024 it will be about 50 years after Montreal. Everything else you do have a point but its all up to the IOC to vote. If Toronto can present a good "story" it can potentially pull it off. Stranger things have happened.

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Winter shouldn't affect Summer. The USA hosted the worst Summer games of recent memory in 96 and wants the next games in NA? In 2024 it will be about 50 years after Montreal. Everything else you do have a point but its all up to the IOC to vote. If Toronto can present a good "story" it can potentially pull it off. Stranger things have happened.

OK; if u say so. ;)

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Winter shouldn't affect Summer. The USA hosted the worst Summer games of recent memory in 96 and wants the next games in NA? In 2024 it will be about 50 years after Montreal. Everything else you do have a point but its all up to the IOC to vote. If Toronto can present a good "story" it can potentially pull it off. Stranger things have happened.

Honestly, I do think that Vancouver would have a negative impact on Toronto.

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Honestly, I do think that Vancouver would have a negative impact on Toronto.

It might, but then Atlanta and SLC should have an impact on another USA bid.

If either one doesn't bid for 2024 I'll be the other's biggest fan. Something that intrigues me is a Denver winter bid.

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That's just it, though. I can't C Toronfo presenting a "good (enough) story". Not like South Africa or Turkey could, or France, Italy or Gemany. Or like China N Brazil did.

Some people whine about "not the USA again", what I say to that is; not Canada again! There's still other places that I'd like to C host the Olympics for the first time or who haven't hosted in literally decades!

N Atlanta N SLC happened in a different era. Not to mention, with a sporting prowess country like the U.S.

Any country would be hard-pressed to achieve that same fear nowadays, including the United States.

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http://gothamist.com...m_talks_clo.php

MLS soccer stadium in QUeens, 25,000 capacity. Expandable?

I'm just throwing it out there.

If there's anyone somehow involved with this, whether at City Hall or elsewhere, that is thinking about the possibility of bidding in the near-to-mid-distant future, surely they must see that making this stadium expandable would make a bid a whole lot easier in the future.

But I doubt any one is and I can completely see this stadium being in the way at Flushing in a future venue bid plan.

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http://gothamist.com...m_talks_clo.php

MLS soccer stadium in QUeens, 25,000 capacity. Expandable?

I'm just throwing it out there.

I saw this news this morning. It sounds like if this happens, they're going to develop several acres of the park with public soccer fields. Size of the stadium aside, if that happens, you can probably cross Flushing Meadows off the list of potential Olympic Park sites. Which is a shame because I think this stadium plan is proving how it could probably work.

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the odds of the Queens stadium even being capable of expanding by 50,000 seats and to accommodate a track are too low to even joke about

logically, winter hosting and summer hosting should be completely divorced from one another considering the limited number of countries that can host the former. Sadly, the IOC isn't a logical organization.

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I don't know NYC very well, so I'm asking people who either live there, or know the city very well.

What can anyone tell me about this area at these coordinates?

40°43'20.07"N 73°55'26.18"W

This looks like a decent, somewhat centrally located area to put an Olympic park and Athletes' village.

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